Aurea Negron-Collazo (born 1939)

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Aurea Negron-Collazo
1939 - living
March 14, 1939
Ponce, Ponce, Puerto Rico
Other Names
Aurea Negron, Aurea Bracer, Auria Negron. Ana Aurea Negron, Aurea Negron Hernandez
Last Known Residence
Dallas, Dallas County, Texas United States
Aurea Negron-Collazo was born on March 14, 1939 in Ponce, Ponce, Puerto Rico. According to her family tree, Aurea was mother to 1 child. Aurea's partner was Harry Bracer-Natal on June 25, 1960 in Ponce, Ponce, Puerto Rico. They were together until Harry's death in 2014 in Ponce, Ponce, Puerto Rico. They had a child David A Bracer-Negron. We know that Aurea Negron-Collazo had been residing in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, United States.
Updated: August 8, 2022
Aurea Negrón-Collazo was the youngest child of Sergio Negrón-Hernandez a Barber-Hairdresser, and Delfina ( Fina ) Collazo-Vega both from Ponce, Puerto Rico. Spaniard and European Mediterranean descendants Aurea had four (4) siblings Sergio Negrón-Collazo. Dora Negrón-Collazo, Jorge Luis (Georgie) Negrón-Collazo and Adrian Negrón-Collazo. Officially in records Aurea was born March 14th, 1939 however according to her mother ,Delfina Collazo, Aurea was really born March 11th 1939. In the 1940 federal census, Auria (sic) was age 1 and living with her parents Sergio (43) and Delfina (34) in Machuelo Abajo, Ponce, Puerto Rico. Also in the household were siblings Sergio Jr. (12), Dora (9), Jorge (5), and Adriano (2.) Everyone had been born in Puerto Rico and father Sergio was a barber. Aurea was the sister-in-law of Rafael L. Torres ( married to Dora Negron-Collazo, Aurea’s oldest sister) a well known local TV news anchorman, journalist, and radio personality and media manager from Ponce and San Juan, Puerto Rico in the 1960s and 1970s (Channel 7 Rikavision and WKAQ Radio) and in the New York Hispanic community during the late 1950s and early 1960s. Rafael L. Torres was partially portrayed by actor Henry Darrow in the Movie “Life of Sin” ( 1978-1979), a film directed by Efraín López Neris starring Raul Julia, Míriam Colón and José Ferrer. Rafael L. Torres was the Best Man in Aurea’s marriage to Harry Bracer-Natal. Rafael L. Torres was Channel 7’s WRIK-Rikavision TV’s manager when the famous Cerro Maravilla murders incident happened at Channel 7’s main antennas and transmitters in the mountains of Ponce-Villalba.
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Aurea Negron-Collazo
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Aurea Negron-Collazo
Full name
Aurea Negron, Aurea Bracer, Auria Negron. Ana Aurea Negron, Aurea Negron Hernandez
Other names or aliases
Dallas, Dallas County, Texas United States
Last known residence
Aurea Negron-Collazo was born on in Ponce, Ponce Puerto Rico

Ethnicity & Lineage

Puerto Rican-Spaniard descendent. The Negrón family from Puerto Rico has a common geographical root in Puerto Rico, the South-west, and the central mountains of Puerto Rico, while not confirmed a direct family relation among these families, their family geographical origin “Negron” is geographically locally common in the Island and many of them look physically similar. Aurea was the youngest sister of Sergio Negron-Collazo a famous Radio Broadcaster, Professional Baseball Administrator, and Music and Entertainment executive from Ponce during the 1950s, 1960s, and early 1970s. Negron families are originally from the same Puerto Rico’s southwest area. NEGRON, the last name has many famous and illustrious members both in the United States and Puerto Rico including American singer-songwriter Chuck Negron, best known as one of the three lead vocalists in the rock band Three Dog Night, actor Taylor Negron, Conrad Negron Sr, Mayor of Indian Wells, California, Conrad Negron Jr and David Negron a former Disney’s Illustrator and Storyboard Artist, all of them Puerto Rican descendants from the South-West area of Puerto Rico. The Negron from Puerto Rico also included some other famous illustrious members, including Puerto Rico’s Supreme Court Justices Luis Negrón Fernández, and Antonio S. Negrón García, Senator Luis Negrón López, Poet and Feminist Mercedes Negrón Muñoz ( Clara Lair), Angeles Negrón Muñoz Journalist and feminist ( also a citizen of Ponce) and Puerto Rican actor Roberto Rivera Negrón.

Nationality & Locations

Aurea is of Puerto Rican-American-Hispanic Descendant and during the time of 2016-2020, she lived in San Diego, California.


Aurea attended Catholic University of Puerto Rico 1962 ( B.A. Literature and Elementary School Education), Ponce High School Class 1957, McKinley School, Ponce, Puerto Rico. and Rafael Pujals School, Ponce, Puerto Rico


Aurea is Roman-Catholic and a liberal Catholic


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Aurea has been an Elementary School Teacher, State and Federal Government Employee, and Housewife She was also empolyed by CREI ( N.S.A .US Government Contract/Capitol Radio Engineering Institute) - Linguist and Intelligence Specialist, Silver Spring, Maryland, Washington DC 1963-1970; She was an employee of the Department of Education of Puerto Rico (1960s) and the Department of Labor of Puerto Rico (1960s)

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Aurea never had military experience, however two of Aurea's uncles from her mother side (Collazo Family, Jose and Jesus Collazo) were active in the U.S. Military, her oldest niece Yolanda (Negron) Torres was married to a U.S. Army Drill Sergeant with a long military career service. Aurea's step father Felipe Catala worked for many years as a hairdresser-barber in US military bases in Puerto Rico and the United States. Yolanda Negron-Torres, Aurea's oldest niece has also been active in Immigration and Customs enforcement in Texas, Arizona, California and Florida. Aurea's brother in law William Bracer who is a medical doctor. was a US Army Officer ( Captain) stationed in France in the 1960s. Aurea's cousin Hilda Lagos Collazo ( Hilda Brown) was also married to a career U.S. Military Sergeant and was stationed in Virginia and Washington DC area while Aurea also lived in Washington DC metro area in the 1960s. During Aurea's years in the Washington DC-Maryland metro area during the 1960s Aurea also developed with her husband Harry a close friendship with David Kryzanowsky and his wife Kate. David Kryzanowsky who was born in Seattle, but who was also raised in Ponce, Puerto Rico like Aurea and who also went to School with some of the Aurea's brothers was a US military high racking intelligence military officer. David Kryzanowky's wife's family, The Madera family, was also originally from Ponce. Their friend David, Lt. Col. Kryzanowsky served 28 years in the Army. He was stationed in Panama during World War II and was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars. During the 1967 Arab-Israeli War, Kryzanowsky translated Russian-language communications sent to President Lyndon B. Johnson by Soviet premier Alexei Kosygin. Kryzanoswky also worked before for President Kennedy during Nikita Khrushchev visit. One of the reasons why Aurea's only child is named David is because their friend David Kryzanowsky.

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Together: June 25, 1960 - December 18, 2014
Cause of Separation: Harry's Death
Began: Ponce, Canas, Ponce Puerto Rico
Ended: Ponce, Canas, Ponce Puerto Rico
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In 1939, in the year that Aurea Negron-Collazo was born, on the 1st of September, Nazi Germany invaded Poland. On September 17th, the Soviet Union invaded Poland as well. Poland expected help from France and the United Kingdom, since they had a pact with both. But no help came. By October 6th, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany held full control of the previously Polish lands. Eventually, the invasion of Poland lead to World War II.

In 1945, on August 6th, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima. On August 9th, an atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. At least 129,000 people were killed in the two bombings and they still remain the only use of atomic bombs in war. An invasion on mainland Japan had been planned but President Truman ordered the bombs dropped instead.

In 1977, on January 20th, Jimmy Carter became the 39th President of the United States. Running against incumbent Gerald Ford, he won 50.1% of the popular vote to Ford's 48.0%. He was elected to only one term.

In 1989, on March 24th, the Exxon Valdez, an oil tanker, struck a reef in Alaska's Prince William Sound and oil began spilling out of the hold. The oil would eventually contaminate more than a thousand miles of coastline. It is estimated that over 10.8 million gallons of crude oil spilled into the Sound - killing 100,000 to 250,000 seabirds, over 2,800 sea otters, about 12 river otters, 300 harbor seals, 247 bald eagles, and 22 orcas - as well as an unknown number of salmon and herring.

In 1993, on February 26th, a truck bomb exploded in the garage under the North Tower of the World Trade Center. While the bomb didn't do what was planned (collapse the North Tower into the South Tower), it did kill six people and injured thousands of people.

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